F-5 Tiger

The First of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5 Tiger II aircraft arrives at the Tactical Air Support facility at Cecil Field via a USMC C-130J

The First of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5 Tiger II aircraft arrives at the Tactical Air Support facility at Cecil Field via a USMC C-130J

First of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5 Tiger II aircraft arrives in the US The first of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5… Read More

2 weeks ago

Swiss Air Force F-5 Pilot recalls when he was hit in his thigh by a lightning that penetrated his Tiger cockpit. Yet he landed safely.

The Northrop F-5 One of the most enduring military aircraft designs ever introduced, Northrop ’s F-5 tactical fighter series has… Read More

4 months ago

Soviet Pilot who test flew captured Tiger against Fishbed and Flogger tells why the F-5 beat the MiG-21 and MiG-23 in every engagement

The F-5 featured in the pictures of this article is not a faux “MiG-28” from Top Gun but a captured F-5E and… Read More

5 months ago

Video shows the moment a Patrouille Suisse F-5 Tiger II hits a flock of birds during Radom Air Show

Patrouille Suisse F-5 Tiger suffering a bird strike Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips during Radom Air Show, the video… Read More

8 months ago

In 1970s Israeli pilots who would have led Operation Opera went to TOPGUN and taught instructors tactics for F-4 versus MiG-21 and One versus Many

The Israelis sent an F-4 crew to TOPGUN following the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The history of air combat has… Read More

2 years ago

Soviet Pilot who test flew captured F-5 against MiG-21, MiG-23 explains why the Tiger beat the Fishbed, Flogger in every engagement

‘Every flight ended with the same result: MiG-21 lost, although he had much higher thrust-to-weight ratio,’ Vladimir Kondaurov, Soviet pilot… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy to test first upgraded former Swiss Air Force F-5N+ at NAS Patuxent River

Upon successful completion of test, the program office will use these upgrades as a major element in the conversion of… Read More

3 years ago

VFC-12 transitioning to F/A-18 Super Hornet as US Navy considers getting used F-16s from USAF to Recapitalize its Adversary Aircraft Fleet

Currently the Reserve Tactical Support Wing of the Navy Air Reserve uses a fleet of 31 F-5 Tiger II and… Read More

3 years ago

ADVERSARY! A QUICK LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS TO PLAY THE BAD GUYS

To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT… Read More

3 years ago

7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection

Starting from Dec. 31, 2020 two Swiss Air Force F/A-18 fighter jets will be operational 24/7 to protect the airspace… Read More

3 years ago

Tunisian Air Force F-5 Tiger crashes, pilot killed

A Tunisian Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger fighter jet crashed in the morning of October 6, 2020 in the region… Read More

4 years ago

Poll shows that 58% of Swiss voters want new fighter jets

The vote is planned for Sept. 27 and will decide whether to approve the purchase without knowing who will win… Read More

4 years ago

South Korea Christens the F-35A “Freedom Knight”

The name reflects the military’s hope for the advanced fighters “to serve as a loyal knight that protects the freedom… Read More

4 years ago

One of a kind variants of the mighty F-5 fighter

The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which required… Read More

6 years ago

Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase

The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets… Read More

6 years ago

REMEMBERING THE F-16/79, THE LOW-COST VIPER POWERED BY THE J79 TURBOJET ENGINE

Test pilots reported that the F-16/79 demonstrated the same 9G capability of the basic F-16, but the former seemed to… Read More

6 years ago

THE AVIATION GEEK CLUB WILL FLY ABOARD SWISS AIR FORCE HELICOPTER TO ATTEND AXALP 2017

We will have the unique chance to fly aboard one of the service helicopters to reach the spot from which… Read More

7 years ago